William C. Mellor


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
William Mellor
Birth Place
Missouri, USA
Born
June 29, 1903
Died
April 30, 1963
Cause of Death
Complications Fron Surgery

Biography

Distinguished, versatile cinematographer who worked at Paramount, MGM, and Fox during a career that spanned three decades. Mellor did his best work with directors George Stevens ("A Place in the Sun" 1951) and, especially, William Wellman ("Westward the Woman" 1951, etc.). Mellor also contributed to several Anthony Mann westerns and a number of MGM musicals....

Biography

Distinguished, versatile cinematographer who worked at Paramount, MGM, and Fox during a career that spanned three decades. Mellor did his best work with directors George Stevens ("A Place in the Sun" 1951) and, especially, William Wellman ("Westward the Woman" 1951, etc.). Mellor also contributed to several Anthony Mann westerns and a number of MGM musicals.

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
Director of Photography
State Fair (1962)
Director of Photography
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Director of Photography
The Big Gamble (1961)
Director of Photography
Wild in the Country (1961)
Director of Photography
One Foot in Hell (1960)
Director of Photography
Crack in the Mirror (1960)
Director of Photography
The Best of Everything (1959)
Director of Photography
Woman Obsessed (1959)
Director of Photography
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Director of Photography
Compulsion (1959)
Director of Photography
Sing, Boy, Sing (1958)
Director of Photography
Peyton Place (1957)
Director of Photography
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Director of Photography
Giant (1956)
Director of Photography
Johnny Concho (1956)
Director of Photography
The Last Frontier (1956)
Director of Photography
Back from Eternity (1956)
Director of Photography
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Director of Photography
Oklahoma! (1955)
Temporary Director of Photographer
Alaska Seas (1954)
Director of Photography
Give a Girl a Break (1954)
Director of Photography
The Naked Spur (1953)
Director of Photography
Big Leaguer (1953)
Director of Photography
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
Director of Photography
Carbine Williams (1952)
Director of Photography
My Man and I (1952)
Director of Photography
Westward the Women (1952)
Director of Photography
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1952)
Director of Photography
Skirts Ahoy! (1952)
Director of Photography
A Place in the Sun (1951)
Director of Photography
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Director of Photography
The Unknown Man (1951)
Director of Photography
Soldiers Three (1951)
Director of Photography
Love Happy (1950)
Director of Photography
The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
Director of Photography
Too Late For Tears (1949)
Director of Photography
Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)
Director of Photography
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948)
Director of Photography
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)
Director of Photography
Blaze of Noon (1947)
Director of Photography
Abie's Irish Rose (1946)
Photography
Dixie (1943)
Director of Photography
Commandos Strike At Dawn (1942)
Director of Photography
Wake Island (1942)
Director of Photography
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
Director of Photography
The Great Man's Lady (1942)
Director of Photography
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Director of Photography
Road to Morocco (1942)
Director of Photography
The Fleet's In (1942)
Director of Photography
Reaching for the Sun (1941)
Director of Photography
Las Vegas Nights--"The Last Frontier Town" (1941)
Director of Photography
Birth of the Blues (1941)
Director of Photography
Moon over Burma (1940)
Director of Photography
Road to Singapore (1940)
Director of Photography
The Great McGinty (1940)
Director of Photography
Typhoon (1940)
Director of Photography
Comin' Round the Mountain (1940)
Photography
Disputed Passage (1939)
Photography
Ambush (1939)
Photography
Undercover Doctor (1939)
Photography
$1,000 a Touchdown (1939)
Photography
Hotel Imperial (1939)
Photography
The Magnificent Fraud (1939)
Photography
Romance in the Dark (1938)
Photography
Thrill of a Lifetime (1938)
Photography
Ride a Crooked Mile (1938)
Photography
Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938)
Photography
Stolen Heaven (1938)
Photography
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
Photography
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Photography
Exclusive (1937)
Photography
Champagne Waltz (1937)
Photography
The Sky Parade (1936)
Photography
Poppy (1936)
Photography
College Holiday (1936)
Photography
A Son Comes Home (1936)
Photography
Woman Trap (1936)
Photography
Collegiate (1935)
Photography
Without Regret (1935)
Photography
Wings in the Dark (1935)
Photography
Car 99 (1935)
Photography
The Crusades (1935)
Camera Operator
Wagon Wheels (1934)
Photography
Enter Madame! (1934)
Photography
Home on the Range (1934)
Photography
Elmer and Elsie (1934)
Photography
Cleopatra (1934)
Camera Operator
Wharf Angel (1934)
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Bolero (1934)
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The Song of Songs (1933)
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One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
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This Day and Age (1933)
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Luxury Liner (1933)
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Design for Living (1933)
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Broken Lullaby (1932)
2nd Camera
Love Me Tonight (1932)
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This Is the Night (1932)
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One Hour with You (1932)
Camera Operator
I Take This Woman (1931)
2nd Camera
Tarnished Lady (1931)
Camera

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Give A Girl A Break (1954) - Applause, Applause Finally on-stage for the big show that gives the movie its name, Bob (Bob Fosse) and Suzy (Debbie Reynolds) perform Applause, Applause, by Burton Land and Ira Gershwin, in Give A Girl A Break, 1954, directed by Stanley Donen.
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965) -- Your Brother Will Rise Again Jesus (Max Von Sydow) has traveled to Bethany, where Martha (Ina Balin) can't see why he didn't prevent her brother Lazarus' death, Magdalene (Joanna Dunham) among observers as director George Stevens frames the renowned miracle, in The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965.
Peyton Place (1957) - Begin By Getting Out Fairly pointed first conference between new high school principal Rossi (Lee Philips) and frosty single mom Constance (Lana Turer), under the pretense of discussing her daughter, in Mark Robson's film from the Grace Metalious novel, Peyton Place, 1957.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Blue Moon Girls Between segments of the South American airline journey, little Tommy (Jon Provost) rescued by nice Louise (Phyllis Kirk) but not vampy Rena (Anita Ekberg), who joins jaded pilot Bill (Robert Ryan), in John Farrow's Back From Eternity, 1956.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Our Chances? After crash-landing, convict Vasquel (Rod Steiger) and bounty hunter Crimp (Fred Clark) tangle, pilots Bill (Robert Ryan) and Joe (Keith Andes) speak to survivors (Cameron Prud'homme, Phyllis Kirk, Jesse White, Anita Ekberg et al), John Farrow directing, in Back From Eternity, 1956.
Back From Eternity (1956) - Place Called Boca Grande Meant to be dazzling introduction of Anita Ekberg (as probably-hooker "Rena"), getting bounced from Las Vegas by probably-pimp Paul (Tris Coffin), launching events in John Farrow's Back From Eternity, 1956.
Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959) - Have You Seen My Shoes? Life in the attic apartment, Anne (Millie Perkins) first writing and narrating, then taunting Peter (Richard Beymer), his mother (Shelley Winters) and her father (Joseph Schildkraut) supporting, in George Stevens' The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959.
Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959) - I'm Living A Great Adventure In Amsterdam just after the war, Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank has just been identified, greeted by Miep (Dody Heath) and Kraler (Douglas Spencer), whom we surmise helped him and his family hide from the Nazis, leading to the introduction of the diary and the title character (Millie Perkins), early in George Stevens' The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959.
Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959) - Bring Only What You Can Carry Delivered by the hosts (Douglas Spencer, Dody Heath) and introduced to the hidden family (including Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Millie Perkins as the title character and Lou Jacobi as Van Daan), dentist Dussell (Ed Wynn) brings harrowing news of Amsterdam, in George Stevens’ The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959.
Diary Of Anne Frank, The (1959) - Was It A Very Bad Dream? A dream sequence from screenwriters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, from their play and directed by George Stevens, Millie Perkins as the title character, in Amsterdam ca. 1944, imagining scenes of German concentration camps that have been described only by hearsay, Gusti Huber as her mother, in The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959.
Giant (1956) - You Are An Odd One Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor), new bride of Texas rancher Bick, in a forthright talk while on errands with hired hand Jett (James Dean), director George Stevens interjecting a scene with the sister-in-law (Mercedes McCambridge) teaching the downtrodden Angel (Victor Millan) a lesson, in Giant, 1956.
Giant (1956) - So Fascinating And Uncouth After maybe the biggest single leap in time, still before WWII, the Texan Benedict kids have grown up to be Carroll Baker as Luz II, and Dennis Hopper and Fran Bennett as twins Jordan and Judy (Earl Holliman her boyfriend), perplexing their parents Bick and Leslie (Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor), in Giant, 1956.

Trailer

Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959) -- (Original Trailer) Theatrical trailer for producer-director George Stevens’ adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hacket, based on the original diary, The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1959, starring Millie Perkins.
Back From Eternity (1956) -- (Original Trailer) When an airliner crashes in the jungle, the repaired plane can only hold five of the survivors in Back From Eternity, 1956, with Robert Ryan and Rod Steiger, director John Farrow's remake of his own feature Five Came Back, 1939.
Great McGinty, The - (Original Trailer) A hobo (Brian Donlevy) rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss in Preston Sturges' The Great McGinty (1940).
Commandos Strike At Dawn - (Original Trailer) A Norwegian fisherman (Paul Muni) forms a resistance group to fight the Nazis in Commandos Strike At Dawn (1943).
Big Leaguer - (Original Trailer) Edward G. Robinson plays an aging ballplayer turned manager in Robert Aldrich's first movie Big Leaguer (1953).
Greatest Story Ever Told, The - (Original Trailer) The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) is an epic re-telling of the life of Christ, directed by George Stevens and starring Max Von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Claude Rains and many more
Road To Singapore (1940) - (Original Trailer) Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour star in Road To Singapore (1940), the first of their riotous "road" comedies.
Giant - (Original Trailer) A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times in Giant (1956) starring James Dean, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.
Compulsion - (Original Trailer) Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in Compulsion (1959) based on the true story of the Leopold-Loeb case.
Skirts Ahoy! - (Original Trailer) Three women join the Navy to find husbands in the MGM Technicolor musical Skirts Ahoy! (1952) starring Esther Williams.
My Favorite Blonde - (Original Trailer) Bob Hope gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy in My Favorite Blonde (1942), a takeoff of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935).
Wake Island - (Original Trailer) Sailors stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II. Released nine months after the actual battle.

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